How to format your references using the Journal of Surfactants and Detergents citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Surfactants and Detergents. For a complete guide how to prepare your manuscript refer to the journal's instructions to authors.

Using reference management software

Typically you don't format your citations and bibliography by hand. The easiest way is to use a reference manager:

PaperpileThe citation style is built in and you can choose it in Settings > Citation Style or Paperpile > Citation Style in Google Docs.
EndNoteFind the style here: output styles overview
Mendeley, Zotero, Papers, and othersThe style is either built in or you can download a CSL file that is supported by most references management programs.
BibTeXBibTeX syles are usually part of a LaTeX template. Check the instructions to authors if the publisher offers a LaTeX template for this journal.

Journal articles

Those examples are references to articles in scholarly journals and how they are supposed to appear in your bibliography.

Not all journals organize their published articles in volumes and issues, so these fields are optional. Some electronic journals do not provide a page range, but instead list an article identifier. In a case like this it's safe to use the article identifier instead of the page range.

A journal article with 1 author
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Adams JU (2015) Genetics: Big hopes for big data. Nature 527:S108-9
A journal article with 2 authors
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Jones MK, Liu X (2009) Archaeology. Origins of agriculture in East Asia. Science 324:730–731
A journal article with 3 authors
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Alexander RB, Smith RA, Schwarz GE (2000) Effect of stream channel size on the delivery of nitrogen to the Gulf of Mexico. Nature 403:758–761
A journal article with 5 or more authors
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Makise K, Mitsuishi K, Shimojo M, Shinozaki B (2014) Microstructural analysis and transport properties of MoO and MoC nanostructures prepared by focused electron beam-induced deposition. Sci Rep 4:5740

Books and book chapters

Here are examples of references for authored and edited books as well as book chapters.

An authored book
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Agachi PŞ, Nagy ZK, Cristea MV, Imre-Lucaci Á (2006) Model Based Control. Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany
An edited book
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Karminsky A (2016) Handbook of Ratings: Approaches to Ratings in the Economy, Sports, and Society. Springer International Publishing, Cham
A chapter in an edited book
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Heimgärtner R (2014) ISO 9241-210 and Culture? – The Impact of Culture on the Standard Usability Engineering Process. In: Marcus A (ed) Design, User Experience, and Usability. User Experience Design Practice: Third International Conference, DUXU 2014, Held as Part of HCI International 2014, Heraklion, Crete, Greece, June 22-27, 2014, Proceedings, Part IV. Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp 39–48

Web sites

Sometimes references to web sites should appear directly in the text rather than in the bibliography. Refer to the Instructions to authors for Journal of Surfactants and Detergents.

Blog post
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Taub B (2016) The Brains Of Amputees Remember Their Lost Limbs For Decades. In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/brain/brains-amputees-remember-their-lost-limbs-decades/. Accessed 30 Oct 2018

Reports

This example shows the general structure used for government reports, technical reports, and scientific reports. If you can't locate the report number then it might be better to cite the report as a book. For reports it is usually not individual people that are credited as authors, but a governmental department or agency like "U. S. Food and Drug Administration" or "National Cancer Institute".

Government report
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Government Accountability Office (1994) Theft From Airline Passenger Baggage. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC

Theses and dissertations

Theses including Ph.D. dissertations, Master's theses or Bachelor theses follow the basic format outlined below.

Doctoral dissertation
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Gaete DO (2009) Investigation of intuitive eating after intervention measured by the Intuitive Eating Scale. Doctoral dissertation, California State University, Long Beach

News paper articles

Unlike scholarly journals, news papers do not usually have a volume and issue number. Instead, the full date and page number is required for a correct reference.

New York Times article
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Cooper M (2017) Met Opera Loses Lead In a High-Stakes ‘Tosca.’ New York Times C3

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in square brackets:

This sentence cites one reference [1].
This sentence cites two references [1, 2].
This sentence cites four references [1–4].

About the journal

Full journal titleJournal of Surfactants and Detergents
AbbreviationJ. Surfactants Deterg.
ISSN (print)1097-3958
ISSN (online)1558-9293
ScopeGeneral Chemical Engineering
Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
Surfaces, Coatings and Films

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